Posts Tagged ‘college students’

Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy

June 17th, 2014 Comments off


BRUNSWICK, Me. — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. Read more…

Marriage and Witness: What’s Going on at Notre Dame?

June 6th, 2014 Comments off

by Michael Bradley, a Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2013 conference alumnus and a new graduate of Notre Dame University.

This article was first published at on May 21, 2014.

The University of Notre Dame is unwilling to bear an “uncompromising witness,” as Pope Francis challenged it to do, to the moral truths of marriage and sexuality. This is a subtle but certain pastoral failure on the university’s part. Read more…

What our students are accomplishing

May 17th, 2014 Comments off

A report from Dr. Morse, pictured at left, looking like a proud momma!

When I founded the Ruth Institute back in 2008, I had a dream. I wanted to see students building a climate favorable to marriage on their own campuses. I envisioned religiously serious students of all denominations founding clubs and speaking out. My speeches, writings, and radio programs, as well as the annual student leadership conference, It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (ITAF), were all vehicles for helping them.

Now, five years later, Ruth Institute students are doing exactly the sorts of things we hoped they would do. Read more…

You are not alone: Big Brother as student chaperone

May 6th, 2014 Comments off

Can the White House put a stop to sexual assaults on campus?

by Carolyn Moynihan

The Obama Administration has announced a bold new move on climate change. Not the change that is melting icecaps but the moral meltdown that has dozens of US colleges investigating sexual violence cases under the government’s watchful eye. The rising tide of rape and sexual assault in the nation’s tertiary institutions appears to have put “campus climate” up there with Ukraine, Syria and the contraceptives mandate on the White House agenda. Read more…

Notre Dame Students Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014

A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…

Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room in all-male dorm

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

by Eric Owens

A transgender student at a smallish Christian liberal arts college in small-town Oregon has filed a federal Title IX discrimination claim that would force the school give the student a dorm room in an all-male residence hall, thus violating its theological principles. Read more…

College Athletics and the Common Good

March 20th, 2014 Comments off

by Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, and the author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and Ironies of Faith. He is also a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member.

This article was first published February 7, 2014, at

If we looked at actual young men and women, and not abstractions, we might begin to think of other things besides the ratio of members of each sex participating in this or that activity. We might think about love. Read more…

The link between student debt and divorced parents

March 10th, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Student loans are ruining your life. Now they’re ruining the economy, too.

With graduation around the corner for the class of 2014, many students are beginning to ponder what kind of job will pay off their mountain of debt. And well they should. TIME reported last week that the average amount of student debt for the class of 2012 was $29,400. Over the past ten years, the amount of student debt nationwide has grown from an already staggering $253 billion to a suffocating $1.08 trillion—a 300% increase. Read more…

Hook-up culture is ruining our marriage prospects

November 1st, 2013 Comments off

Why our generation can’t handle commitment


Why does an unanswered text message elicit so much angst? Why are we attracted to people we don’t even like? And why do we shrug off people who show an incessant interest in us? Because we do not want commitment, we want a scandal. We do not want to settle down, we want a chase and a casual hook-up. Read more…

Love and Fidelity Network Conference

October 25th, 2013 Comments off
In case you hadn’t heard, we have extended registration for our 6th annual conference Sexuality, Integrity, and the University through FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1. We already have 225 students and recent alumni registered; spaces are filling fast, so don’t forget to sign up before it’s too late.

Thank you very much to all who have agreed to sponsor this year’s conference. This conference – the largest annual event  in the movement for sexual integrity on college campuses - would not be possible without your generosity. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please see below. Read more…